Two pundits agree that Chelsea need to swallow their pride over Abraham mistake

One of the more puzzling moves Chelsea have made in the transfer market in recent years – and there’s no shortage of them – was letting Tammy Abraham go to Roma.

It had become clear after 6 months that Thomas Tuchel wasn’t a particular fan, but given Olivier Giroud was leaving too, keeping Abraham as a backup to Romelu Lukaku seemed to make sense.

But the Blues had decided they want to get rid of the one consistent goalscorer they had had in years, and so they sold him to Roma.

One smart thing they did do was include a buy back clause in that deal. It only becomes active next summer, after two years in Serie A, and as it stands it looks like a no brainer for the club to activate it, given the success that he’s having.

That’s certainly what Ally McCoist thought on TalkSport where he laid out his thoughts in quotes picked up by the Evening Standard. 

“I tell you right now, if you’re Chelsea, I admire them for saying they probably made a mistake, and it was, because we were all scratching our heads at the time.

“It was not as though he wasn’t scoring goals or in any good form. I think he has been a bit unlucky at Chelsea.

“He has gone to another country, done exceptionally well, I am just so chuffed for him. He is a player I would like to see around the England squad again. I think he is a top class player, and he scores goals for fun.”

His co-presenter Simon Jordan was in total agreement.

“Abraham is on a £68m release clause from Roma, and that does not kick in for Chelsea until after season two.

“Both Chelsea and Manchester United need centre forwards, Abraham has scored 17 or 18 goals for Roma last year, I am not sure why he is not in the conversation for Manchester United or Chelsea.

“Even sides that clearly have a need for a certain type of player, because I don’t think Raheem Sterling is going to be the answer for Chelsea from a focal point.”

The only worrying consideration is that maybe Abraham feels like he’s going to be happier and more settled and successful in Rome, long term? He’s been burned once by Chelsea, why would he have faith it’s not going to happen again?

One thought on “Two pundits agree that Chelsea need to swallow their pride over Abraham mistake

  1. Pídanle una explicación a tuchel directamente, Tammy terminó con el mejor promedio de gol aún no jugando los mismos minutos. De que sirve la recompra si ya hasta seguramente Tamy ya perdió la identidad y amor a chelsea, la pregunta es quedra venir? Preguntenle también a Tomori, Guenhi, Lamptey…

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